'Overwatch' Coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Blizzard has announced it is bringing its first-person shooter "Overwatch" over to the Xbox One and PS4, following rumors the MOBA-style game would be adding to its platforms.

Initially intended for PC, California-based developer Blizzard Entertainment's multiplayer first-person shooter video game, "Overwatch," has been officially slated to be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well when it is launched next year.

The announcement was made during the two-day BlizzCon held at the Anaheim Convention Center the previous weekend, following information the much-anticipated game is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2016.

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Earlier presented to North American and European gamers via closed beta late last month and with an Asian beta soon to be made available, players will be experiencing squad-based combat which pits two six-member factions against each other.

"Overwatch," which is set in a near-future version of the Earth after a worldwide Omnic robot Crisis, will also present players with the freedom to select one character from several hero characters with unique role classes and abilities, including offense-oriented and defense-oriented characters with various levels of attack speeds and defense intensities.

While offense-oriented heroes are equipped with high attack speeds, they are endowed with lower defense mechanisms, while defense-oriented characters can form enemy choke points, support attack-oriented comrades, and heal the wounded.

Players will also be able to switch between the characters each time one of their hero characters dies in the game. There will also be two game modes, Payload and Point Capture.

"Overwatch" will be played in a game environment featuring maps based on real-world locations, including "Kings Row" in London, "Hanamura" in Japan, and the "Temple of Anubis" in Ancient Egypt.

Blizzard has also announced "Overwatch" is now available for pre-order in three different packages.

The "Overwatch" package is only available for PC and costs $39.99. It includes the 21 heroes, iconic environments and a skin for Widowmaker.

The "Overwatch: Origins Editions" package is available for all three gaming platforms at a price point of $59.99. Not only does it include the items found in the basic package (21 heroes, environments, and Widowmaker skin), but it also contains five Origin skins. There are also some in-game goodies.

The "Overwatch: Collector's Edition" package is also available for all three gaming platforms for a price of $129.99. However, it is a limited edition package and is only available via retail. It contains all the things that the Origins edition has but it also has a full-color art book, the soundtrack, and a Soldier: 76 statue. However, supplies are limited.

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